Hellbender Bluff County Park
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About Hellbender Bluff County Park
This 752-acre wildlife area lies south of Lisbon in Columbiana County. Access is provided from East Liverpool Road which runs west of the area.
The Hellbender Bluff County Park lies in the unglaciated region of northeast Ohio. The terrain is gently rolling to very steep, and the West Fork of the Little Beaver Creek bisects the area. The area consists of a diverse habitat: with open fields and brushland comprising a large portion of the area. The riparian area is comprised of mature hardwoods. An interspersion of cover types is comprised of second growth hardwoods, dogwoods, hawthorns, autumn olive, and multiflora rose make up the remaining portion of the area. Three separate stands of mature pines accent the area and 306.47 acres is under Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft Scenic River conservation easements.
Purchase of this park began in 2008. The land was acquired with Clean Ohio Fund with help from The Nature Conservancy (TNC). TNC provided the match for the grant which in turn was donated as a gift for the purchase of wetlands along Beaver Creek. Additional land has been acquired through a donation from The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and the Dailey Family. Wildlife management practices have included reforestation of approximately 200 acres of reclaimed strip-mined ground. The purpose of the land is to provide recreational opportunities to the area residents.
Principal game species are whitetail deer, turkey, gray squirrel, rabbit, ruffed grouse, and woodcock. The West Fork of Little Beaver Creek contains smallmouth bass and sauger.
From Hellbender Bluff County Park webpage
No restroom facilities.